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Gangway IPA | Red Hare Brewing Company

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Gangway IPAGangway IPA

Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Georgiabeer on 09-09-2011

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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 266
Photo of smakawhat
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No obvious dating from what I can see.

Hazy body of chestnut brown and apricot orange color. Head creation manages a solid light tan to yellow, with classic island puck thickness of three easy fingers. Creamy top and island bowled as it settles with nice pill like lacing on the sides.

Tea and floral aromas, with a honey maple sugar malt sweetness coming nicely. Kind of a honeysuckle quality to this brew, a bit of English like character it seems, not sure from what though as it seems to remind me of a bitter in places. Solid but not hop excessive or particularly large.

Palate manages to be a bit safe on the IPA angle. Soft malted bodied, almost a fluffy like feel with chewy honey and malt flavors. Hinting small tea and herbal chewy green leaf character. A soft tannic angle comes with some time, particularly noticeable on the swallow with a bit tea tannic dryness. Slight bit of muted carbonation gives just a touch of play but not much.

A real subtle IPA in the hops department or perhaps old (doubt it), but comes off more like a British Bitter or hinting hopped amber of sorts. Decent drinker though, but doesn't stand out much.

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Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with 1 finger head. Smells earthy, tea leaf, sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malt and very subdued hops. Good mouthfeel. Nothing outstanding, but very drinkable.

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Photo of mcgill7
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A well-balanced ipa, not overly hoppy but also not super malty. Although a good representation of the style, it doesn't really stand out and I certainly wouldn't seek it out again. Worth trying if it's the only craft option on tap, but i prefer sweetwater's more readily available ipa anyway.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A local friend had moved to take a job in Charleston, SC before moving back up north into NJ, but he frequently returns to the southeast and knows to bring back beer for The CANQuest (tm) for me. It is always appreciated!

From the CAN: "Chase the Rabbit!"; "Good ale was difficult to come by for British troops living in colonial India in the early 18th century. Shipping the British malt ale overseas left it spoiled due to the long trip. The answer was India Pale Ale, or IPA. This brew could withstand the long journey to India in British ships due to the generous amount of hops that gives the IPA its lively taste."; "evercan Certified Recycled Aluminum"

I have been chasing the rabbit to the point that I think that this will be my last for the evening. He has simply worn me out. I Crack!ed the CAN open & he immediately tried to escape through the vent! I was getting unCANtrollable foaming, so I grabbed him by his cotton tail and got enough into the glass to calm things down. I had three fingers of dense, rocky, tawny head with great retention while I took a break to catch my breath. Color was a slightly-hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose smelled like the bunny lived on a hop farm! It was pungent with pine and citrus notes & I was glad that I had saved this one for last. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very grapefruit citrusy, underlain with a sticky pine tar-like mintiness. If this is what the rabbit is capable of, I would chase him around more often. It was hoppy, but not over the top. It really reminded me of the early transition from EIPAs and APAs to AIPAs when the beer did not have to be a total hop explosion in the mouth. This was a pleasant example of the style and one that I could drink more often. The finish was dry, certainly, but not so much as to be overpowering. This could easily be enjoyed over the course of an afternoon out of a cooler.

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Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky amber color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is full of citrus, grassy and hops. The taste is a really good blend of citrus and hops.

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Photo of Danny_Brewstein
4.92/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a can.
Light orange and very clear.
Hit immediately with an aroma of grapefruit and pine.
Slightly malty sweet but finished fairly dry, some definite citrus notes.
Extremely drinkable.

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Photo of IamwhatIdrink
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's in the South.

L-nice clean clear, they must centrifuge now (it used to be more hazy)
S- IPA with a big citrusy, grapefruit nose.
T- Very pleasant taste, grapefruit, citrus interspersed with nice bitter hopiness
F-Feels great and after two Gangways it puts me in a great mood

Very solid IPA.

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Photo of thatche2
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance is fairly transparent orange amber with a good amount of head and lacing around the glass. The frothy head has a large range of bubble sizes with good retention. It is clear that the beer is unfiltered with a wave of particles present beneath the surface.

Smell is resiny and earthy hops with some grapefruit coming through. The malt is also noticeable as well as a hint of pine.

Taste is earthy hops, pine and malt with nice grapefruit flavor on the finish. The bitterness is moderate in which a little bit of sweetness adds good balance. The citrus is welcoming but could be stronger.

Mouth feel is medium/light bodied and fairly creamy. There is good carbonation, but the body is lighter than I would like.

Overall this is a solid and very drinkable IPA. There is good balance and hop flavor, but it needs a little more body overall.

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Photo of OldSchoolBrewer
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this one. Pours a light golden hue with a small head.
Hoppy but not overly so & the hops chosen leave a clean aftertaste. I'd categorize it more as a hoppy Pale Ale. I have a feeling it will go well with the fajitas I'll be grilling up tomorrow!

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Photo of weaselface89
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beer advocate is forcing me to write down here so I can post my rating................................................................................................. I liked it

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very slightly hazy (could be the glass) light amber with a nice frothy head. Classic east coast IPA, hops are not overwhelming or overly bitter. I found it quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of woogidyboogidy
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love this IPA. It's a go to for me. Super dry finish, lots of head on a pour. It's better on draft, but seems stronger in a can. It won't be the best IPA you've had, but you'll find yourself trying to figure out why it isn't after a couple of them.

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Photo of IMWI
2.07/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The draft had an inviting opaque apricot color with a thin off white head. The aroma invites the taster with the apricot nose complemented by a faint grapefruit essence and light breadiness. The initial taste confirms my apricot assertion but the citrus flavors do not join the party. Mouthfeel is singularly unidimensional lacking hops declaration of its presence. The hops do present themselves rather meekly upon the finish, but it's a desperate attempt at redemption. Overall it's a pleasant and drinkable brew, but not one worth seeking.

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Photo of Dhdoc
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice ipa, not an intense hoppy ipa but has a nice golden color and feels good going down. Bitterness is not too intense. Overall I would say it might be a good beer for introducing a friend to ipas.

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Photo of SplitsAtoms
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Pretty solid IPA. Good balance of hop bitter and malt but the latter is too pronounced for me. This is a good representation of the basic american ipa and a great option if seeking out a georgia-brewed ipa in particular. Nothing much to distinguish this from any other not-bad ipa out there though.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a sturdy ipa here, less hoppy than i hoped for, mostly bitterness here, but a very drinkable take on the style, if a little (or a lottle) generic. it looks alright, with a foaming white head that settles at average speed. aroma is west coasty, some oils in here, but it ends up more bitter than fruity or piney for sure. malt is robust, some caramel to color and sweeten, something english, some maris maybe, its well balanced. not overbalanced in a bad way, but well aligned in a good way. hops last in the finish longer than the moderate grain sweetness, but the bitterness stays. carbonation is nice and lively and it saves the beer from becoming heavy. better than its ratings, but not way better.

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Photo of jadpsu
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly less than clear and is lightly amber hued amber gold with a slightly off white head that has good retention and great side glass lacing.
Aroma:: Sharp piney hops but malts are their as well.
Taste: Citrus with grapefruit Piney hops with some maltiness that provides a little bit of balance to the stronger hop presence. For me, the hops were a little too pungent.
Finishes dry and on the bitter side.
Personally liked this IPA it was well above average.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can received from coworker Eric. Thanks for the brew!

Pours into an imperial pint glass, forming a thick 1/2" off-white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Pillowy head lasts well, with thick, slow-falling lace. Aroma is wow citrus.

Taste is sweet to start, ample citrus in the middle, balanced through the close, going bitter at the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. A touch chalky after a bit, but overall a good brew.

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Photo of Gilligoon
3.04/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This beer was a go-to up until about a month ago. The composition has changed, the packaging has changed and -- disappointingly -- the ABV has changed from 7% to 6.2%.

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Photo of argock
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Three Notch'd tulip . Canned on 04/08/14 on bottom of can. Received from good friend Erinn during his recent trip to VA -- glad to have the chance to try.

A: Crystal clear light orange amber with nice 1-2 finger off-white, light beige frothy head with good retention and a nice collar of lacing.

S: Resiny most of all with some light-to-medium crystal maltiness, a little crackery but also a little sweet caramel. The pine and grapefruit citrus are most prominent but not blasting the doors off with strength or anything. No yeast or alcohol character.

T: Good flavor, a solid American IPA, equal parts West and East Coast with some bright floral, grapefruit, and pine coupled with resiny and slightly dank hops notes as well. The crystal maltiness is still light caramel and slightly but not overly sweet and plays off of a crackery, somewhat bready base. The bitterness is moderate. No yeast character and alcohol is well-hidden.

M: Solid slick mouthfeel with medium body and a dry finish. Carbonation is medium as well. No astringency -- just a solid American IPA feel.

O: Gangway IPA is a really nice, solid, drinkable American IPA which fits right in the middle of the style. No flaws other than it isn't from a big name even though it tastes like it would fit nicely in the lineup of any high-quality brewery. Just not a lot new with it -- but it is quite a good example for the style.

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Photo of Drunkenm0nkey
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing, light taste. Cereal-y malty taste. Not the ipa flavor I'm used to here in the south. Light finish and after taste. Overall a decent beer, refreshing, very drinkable beer. (Tasted after being slightly intoxicated)

Not my favorite beer, but if I was given this at a BBQ I wouldn't complain.

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Photo of sommersb
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-14-2014
Freshness: Canned 02-18-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Craft Brewed

Beer is hazy and honey-colored, with a creamy, off-white head. The head offers a fair amount of lacing and excellent retention.

Aromas offer a very inviting mix of floral and citrusy hops. Makes me thirsty smelling it!

The taste is mainly of hops and bitter resins, as you'd expect, with a touch of malt breadiness.

Mouthfeel has a medium amount of body and moderated carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter and thirst-quenching.

Very solid IPA from new brewer Red Hare. Glad I have 6 of these!

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Photo of Stevotex
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Got one can of Gangway IPA as part of my first out of state trade.
Poured in a pint glass.
Nice fluffy head. Light color toward yellow. Not really cloudy but opaque.
Aroma a bit sweet.
Taste was a steady progression beginning with graoefruit, pine, then grassy, ending up with a little caramel.
Well carbonated, flowed delightfully over my tongue.

Overall a very nice IPA. Not as intense as an imperial or even a classic double. Just tasty. I could drink this regularly if it gets distributed in Texas.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery.

Weedy, grassy, herbal, grapefruit peel aroma: hop-dominant as expected.

Flavor: Hops present a more balanced taste with a touch more fruit. Mild bitterness turns a bit higher in the aftertaste.

Hazy amber body with a durable off-white head.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. can marked Canned 11/08/13. A gift from a friend that I sampled on February 3, 2014.

Golden yellow pour building up to a foamy, pilsener-like, soapy white head. Some lacing.

Pleasant earthy, pine, and and green apple notes on the nose. Malts come up behind in a mellower fashion. Relaxing nose.

The body is a little acidic but generally on the medium side.

The taste has a notable hop character that clings to the back of my throat and lingers bitterly for a few seconds after each swallow. Tastes clean as well as biting.

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